“Does God Hate Your Prayers?”

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That is a shocking question, and a shocking idea. How could God hate it when we pray? After all, we all readily admit that we don’t pray enough, our prayer life is not meaningful enough, and every time we examine the life of Jesus we are reminded how important prayer was to Him, and how much more we need to pray.

 

We are told to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:17) so why should we be cautious in prayer?

Proverbs 28:-9- “If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination”

 

To be clear, the word used here for “abomination” literally means a “detestable thing.” Don’t miss that. There is something that we can do that would actually cause God to hate it when we pray.

What is that thing? Turning our ears away from the law. Turning our ears away from what He has said. Why would God be ready to listen to us, when we fail to listen to Him? Have you ever had a conversation with someone, and you just can’t seem to get a word in? You listen as they dominate the conversation, and are obviously not interested in what you have to say, but are only wanting you to hear from them? Don’t do that to God. He doesn’t like it either.

in Him,

Troy

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